Project Description

Thuja Occidentalis

A wonderful antimicrobial, anti viral, anti fungal, expectorant (clears mucus) as well as a depurative to improve detoxification.
Thuja is indicated for viral infections, common colds, catarrh type coughs (not dry coughs), sinusitis, and topically used for warts.
Can be used for fungal infections such as tinea, ringworm and candida.

Recent studies show Thuja to be antioxidant and anti inflammatory for the treatment of ulcerative colitis (1).

Another study shows its promising effects in the treatment of poly cystic ovarian syndrome without inducing osteoporosis (2).

It has a reflex action in the uterus so helpful for delayed menstruation (3).
N.B There are contraindications for this herb so must be professionally prescribed by a naturopath or herbalist.
Not to be used in pregnancy or lactation.


1. Miruna Silvia Stan et al, Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Properties of a Thuja occidentalis Mother Tincture for the Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis. Antioxidants 2019, 8, 416; doi:10.3390/antiox8090416

3. Küpeli Akkol E, İlhan M, Ayşe Demirel M, Keleş H, Tümen I, Süntar İ. Thuja occidentalis L. and its active compound, α-thujone: Promising effects in the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome without inducing osteoporosis. J Ethnopharmacol. 2015;168:25–30.

3. Hoffman D, The New Holistic Herbal (Element books)

4. Naser B, Bodinet C, Tegtmeier M, Lindequist U. Thuja occidentalis (Arbor vitae): A Review of its Pharmaceutical, Pharmacological and Clinical Properties. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2005;2(1):69–78. doi:10.1093/ecam/neh065